Texas Register Preamble

The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) adopts amendments to 22 TAC §157.30, Alternative Dispute Resolution; §157.31, Investigative Conference; §157.32, Negotiated Settlement; §157.33, Mediation; §157.36, Stipulations; §157.37, Agreements; and §157.38, Confidentiality, without changes to the proposed text, as published in the March 11, 2022, issue of the Texas Register (47 TexReg 1182). The rules will not be republished. The amendments are adopted following a comprehensive review of this chapter to better reflect current TALCB procedures and to simplify and clarify where needed.

The amendments to §§157.31(j); 157.33(a); and 157.37(b) reflect changes to TALCB division names. In §157.32, the amendments add an additional method for conducting negotiations, consistent with §157.31. Finally, the amendments to §157.33(e) clarify the equal splitting of fees incurred between parties attending mediation.

No comments were received on the amendments as published.

The amendments are adopted under Texas Occupations Code §1103.151, which authorizes TALCB to adopt rules for certifying or licensing an appraiser or appraiser trainee and §1103.154, which authorizes TALCB to adopt rules relating to professional conduct, and §1104.051, which authorizes TALCB to adopt rules necessary to administer the provisions of Chapter 1104.

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